What is included in the cabins?
The Wolf and Bear Cabins are equipped with a full kitchen including a fridge, stove, oven, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, tea pot, pots and pans, there is also a barbaque, wood stove and fire pit. We also provide bedding, towels, plates, cutlery, glasses, cooking utensils and dish soap.
The Trappers Cabin is equipped with a fridge, toaster oven, induction burner, toaster, microwave, coffee maker, tea pot, towels, plates, cutlery, glasses, pots, pans and BBQ. This cabin doesn't have running water, but it does include a sink with a water heater and pump.
What is Check in/out time?
Check-in: 3 pm -7pm.
Please let us know a couple days before arrival what time you plan to arrive. If you are unable to arrive during the check in window, please organize that with us before hand.
Please stop at our Check-in Office at the top of the hill on the left. There we will give you all the information you need and if you are staying in a cabin, this is where we will give you your Cabin Key, if you are staying in our RV Campground, we will direct you to your site.
Check-out: 11 am. Please leave the key(s) in the cabin.
The total for your accommodation will be charged upon departure along with any extras purchased. If you wish to pay by another method, please come by the office between 4-5pm the day before departure to check out. Please ensure all dishes are clean, run the dishwasher if needed and empty the garbage’s.
What is your minimum stays for cabins and RV Campsite?
The Wolf and Bear Cabins have a 3 night minimum. Please contact us directly if you would like to book 2 nights, an $80 cleaning fee applies.
The Trappers Cabin has a 2 night minimum.
RV Campsite does not have a minimum night stay.
Long-term discount are by request.
What is your Cancellation Policy?
Normal Cancellation Policy Applies for everyone, no exceptions with the present state of Covid 19* All bookings are subjected to normal cancellation fee, no exception for out of country or in Canada. These time are unsure and it is up to you to decide to travel or not and to know the expenses that come with it.
Our Cancellation Policies for direct and international bookings are as follows: Any cancellations that are 60 days or more prior to arrival, the deposit will be refunded minus a processing fee of $50 for cabins or $25 for the RV campsite.
Cancellations within 60 days before the arrival, no refund is issued. (we keep the 50% deposit we requested at booking).
*** Your deposit is non-refundable at this point.***
Cancellations within 30 days before arrival: 100% charge.
Please remember, when you make a reservation, you are responsible for all days booked. We do NOT have a contract with mother nature. If there is a chance you might wish to cancel due to bad weather, bugs or smoke, or are the type to leave early if the fishing is slow, please look into travel insurance, as we do not refund early departure for such reasons.
Do I need to pay a deposit?
At booking, a deposit of 50% of the accommodation costs will be required.
Do you have food service? Is there a restaurant near by?
At this time we are not providing food service, our cabins have full kitchens so you can comfortably make meals.
The Kayanara store/office has a selection of meats, pastured farm fresh eggs, firewood, bug spray, handmade soap, artisan offerings and more for purchase. We don't sell alcohol. Attractions.
The Dandelion Kitchen is a great little restaurant in Forest Grove, check out our Attraction's for information and location.
Where can I buy groceries?
The last possibility to buy most groceries is 100 Mile House. We don't supply meals. We have a selection of meats in our freezer, pasture raised, farm fresh eggs, bug spray, handmade soap and other artisan offerings for purchase in our store, but we don't sell alcohol.
There is a general store in Forest Grove that has a gas station.(20 minutes away)
There is a general store on Canim Lake South Rd. (10 minutes away)
Is there internet and phone service?
The Wolf and Bear Cabins and campsites have Wifi. The Trappers Cabin does not have Wifi, but there is an outdoor Wifi area.
We do not have cell service, but if you need to make an emergency call, we have a landline in the office.
Can I have a campfire? Can I bring a propane fire?
All cabins and campsites have a fire pit for your use. Firewood is provided with cabins, fire wood is $15 per load for the campsite.
Bringing a propane fire that is CSA certified or BBQ is sometimes an option depending on the forest fire risk. Please call ahead.
Can I bring my pet?
Pets are not permitted in the Wolf and Bear Cabins.
We allow pets in the Trappers Cabin and on our RV Campsite. Pets are an additional charge of $15/day. Please keep them on a leash at all times. Please clean up after them in all areas of the resort. Pets harassing our livestock have to leave immediately. People sneaking pets in to cabins will be charged $500 per pet per night and will result in the immediate termination of your stay without refund.
Are there bears and wild animals?
Even though we are in the woods, you can still be comfortable outside. There are no Grizzly bears in this area and in the event that a black bear is nearby, it normally will run away because they want nothing to do with people. It is always important to practice smart wildlife habits like not putting garbage outside, and making a clapping noise if you are outside at night just to be on the safe side. On the other hand, it is very common to see birds, deer, squirrels, and even the odd rabbit, squirrel, or moose.
Are daytime visitors allowed?
Daytime visitors are only allowed with permission from the hosts prior to their arrival.
What are the quiet hours?
10:00pm to 8:00am is quiet time. During the day reasonable outside noise is fine but we ask that no music be played outside. There are no indoor quiet hours but please ensure that any noise is not heard outside.
What are the house rules?
All the detailed house rules can be found in our Terms & Conditions but here are some of the more common ones; No smoking indoors, no parties, no illegal activities, abide by quiet hours, speed limit on property is 15km/hr, daytime visitors are required to have permission from the hosts prior to arrival.
Where can I go hiking?
Kayanara has 7 km of walking/hiking trails to enjoy. The property also backs onto crown land that has many more trails to explore. Check out our Attractions page for ideas or click the link below.
How close is the Lake? How do I access the lake? Where are the closest beaches?
Canim Lake is just 500 meters from Kayanara and it is only a 5 minute drive to Canim Lake Provincial Park beach. It is stunningly clean and the warm water is great for swimming, floating, relaxing, kayaking, paddle boarding and boating. If you are looking for sandy shorelines, Ruth Lake Beach is a 25 minute drive away and has a covered area with picnic tables and fire pits.
I am working in the area, can I stay at Kayanara?
We have many workers that stay with us to have the comforts of home. Please send us an email to inquire about rates and availability.
Do you have drinkable water?
Yes. We are on a well that we get tested regularly and have had no problems. The water is a little high in sulfur and iron, which means it sometimes has a high mineral smell and taste.
What is your pricing structure?
Our prices are per night, with up to 2 guests.
Additional adults (14 and up) are $50 per night.
Children 3-13 are an additional $30 per night
Infants/children under under 36 months are free.
What happens if I try to sneak in additional guests?
Sneaking in additional guests will result in the credit card on file being charged $500 per guest per night and the reservation will be terminated immediately without refund.
Do you have a Forest Fire Policy?
If Kayanara is put on Evacuation Order during your reservation, we will refund your deposit minus a $50 booking fee. The fire cancellation policy only applies to reservations within 1 week of the start date of the order. We will not accept cancellations due to an order more than a week in advance. (ie, cancelling July 10 when we are under order, for a reservation in August, our regular policies apply). If you cancel because there is, or might be, smoke, bugs or bad weather, regular cancellation policies apply. We recommend reservations to guarantee your space. The safety of our guests is very important to us, our guarantee is that your space will be available, but we cannot control the weather or ensure air quality.
We will not refund a deposit if we are only put on Evacuation Alert.
What are the applicable taxes?
All prices are in Canadian Dollar, excluding tax and tips.
British Columbia has three taxes, the GST (Federal), the PST (Provincial) taxes and the MRDT (Tourism tax). In general, the GST is 5% and the PST is 7%. The cabins have 5% GST, 8% PST and 3% MRDT. The tax on the campground is only 5% GST. Kayak and canoe rentals have 5% GST and 7% PST added.
Government taxes are subject to change.